1 Feb.

The evolution of governance in banking: Its role and importance today

Thursday, 11:00 a.m.  ET | 1 hr
Credits offered: CPE Event language: English

Participants will discover pragmatic practices to help strengthen governance for their financial institutions.

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Key takeaways

Host: Michele Crish, managing director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Presenters: Caroline Swett, partner, Debevoise & Plimpton
                       Irena Gecas-McCarthy, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
                       David Puth, senior advisor, Deloitte & Touche LLP
                       Richard Rosenthal, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP

1.0 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

Against the backdrop of public enforcement actions, fines, and the recent banking turmoil, many financial institutions continue to struggle with effective governance. Regulatory postmortems and proposed new guidance reinforce governance as foundational—highlighting themes that accountability, oversight, and size no longer matter. So how can you strengthen governance in your organization? Hear from a panel of governance subject matter advisors and former board members, including Debevoise’s governance practice leader Caroline Sweet. We’ll discuss:

  • Evolution of governance practices and lessons learned
  • Recent corporate governance and risk management regulatory developments
  • Actions for boards and management

Meet the speakers

Irena Gecas-McCarthy

Irena Gecas-McCarthy

FSI Director, Center for Regulatory Strategy, US Principal | Deloitte & Touche LLP

Irena is a principal in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s US Banking and Securities Regulatory practice with experience in providing clients assistance with regulatory, governance, compliance, risk management, and operational controls issues. She leads many of Deloitte’s large-scale, multiyear implementation, transformation, and remediation projects in the areas of governance, risk management, compliance, and bank operating models. Irena also serves as the leader of the US Financial Services Industry Center for Regulatory Strategy, administering Deloitte’s eminence, points of view, and tracking of regulatory developments. Prior to Deloitte, she worked as a commissioned senior examiner and relationship manager for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Richard Rosenthal

Richard Rosenthal

Principal | Deloitte & Touche LLP

Richard is a principal in Deloitte’s Risk & Financial Advisory practice. He leads complex and transformative projects, assisting banking and fintech clients in setting up new entities, enabling M&A activity, aligning to regulatory requirements, launching new products, and helping address a broad range of regulatory and risk areas to enter and meet expectations of the US banking system. Richard leads Deloitte’s Business and Entity Transformation integrated services, Banking for the Deloitte Center for Regulatory Strategy and Deloitte’s Digital Assets Banking Regulatory practice.


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